Last night's Brits were a pretty tame affair. Cheryl's performance of 'Fight for this Love' was laden with symbolism, her performance veering between outright anger and genuine sadness, with a bit of duff lip synching thrown in for good measure.....
Lily Allen made up for her diappointment in 2007 - when she was nominated for four gongs but got none - by winning Best Female Solo Act, beating Florence Welch and Pixie Lott. She celebrated by er, donning an orange wig.
Lady Gaga was the biggest victor of the night with three awards, though she gave a low key performance, eschewing her big hits for a tribute to Alexander McQueen. Low key, though dressed as a lace Mr Whippy.
It was therefore left to the old school to provide a proper Brits moment, (though it was hardly up there with Jarvis waggling his bottom.) Collecting the award on behalf of Oasis, for best album of the last 30 years, Liam shouted,'Listen kids … the best bands in the f*cking world live forever,' then chucked the microphone into the audience. As he left the stage, Kay quipped, 'What a knobhead.' Well said...but he's our knobhead.
Full List of Winners
British male solo artist: Dizzee Rascal
British female solo artist: Lily Allen
British breakthrough act: JLS
British group: Kasabian
British album: Florence and the Machine – Lungs
British single: JLS ‑ Beat again
Brits performance of 30 years: Spice Girls – Wannabe/Who Do you Think You Are
International male solo artist: Jay-Z
International female solo artist: Lady Gaga
International breakthrough act: Lady Gaga
International album: Lady Gaga – The Fame
Brits album of 30 years: Oasis ‑ (What's the Story) Morning Glory
British producer: Paul Epworth
Critics' choice: Ellie Goulding
Outstanding contribution to music: Robbie Williams